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sent to us from the leesburg area of the hail. we did have hail, three- quarters of an inch, even an inch, and that's what pretty much dictated the severe thunderstorm warnings. you can see all the white around the dog. that's a pretty good patch of hail. three-quarters of an inch -- or not three-quarters of an inch of hail but the size of the hail was three-quarters of an inch. fairfax county, parts of montgomery county getting some very strong storms. you can see back to the north of us up into western sections of pennsylvania, northern central pennsylvania, all of us firing up ahead of a frontal system. i think the front will get close enough to us tonight that we still have to at least include a chance for some showers, even some thunderstorms, and that will go until about midnight or so. technically we are under a severe thunderstorm watch. that's everybody under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00 tonight. maybe canceled earlier, portions, but not yet. but right now no active severe thunderstorm warnings for us here surrounding d.c. so we'll keep a very close eye on it.
the heat, declined to comment today, one telling us he is still in shock and the people owning this home moved in about six months ago. >> this -- has their son's party two weeks ago, all the memories, everything is destroyed. >> reporter: the sight of the damage to their home is so upsetting that one family member had to be hospitalized. >> she's shocked. >> reporter: although everyone made it out alive, 19 fish, one frog, a dog and three cats perished. it's going to take some time to put these shattered lives back together again. the fire chief told us they never had any problem with water flow contrary to a report that they were having difficulties. the church groups and the red cross have been assisting the families who can't go home and that is going to total over $2 million, shawn. >> thank you, paul wagner. >>> two days after a fire kill a -- killed a mother and her young son, fairfax county investigators are still trying to find out that cause. the lady and her two sons all died in the fire on wednesday. anderson lowered her other children, including an 8-week daughter to the unc
to a rough start. >> very unorganized and -- >> or not at all. >> it was not until 7:15 that they told us the machines were down and that we would have to go to an alternate location. >> reporter: he left the recreation center in northeast, one of two locations that opened late. he came back but one worker for mayor fenty's campaign worried others may not. >> it's going to be tight. if you come down to 25, who knows. >> reporter: the board of elections blamed new equipment and at more than a dozen likes, problems verifying serial numbers on cameras because of bad instruction. voters put paper ballots in a box and told they would be scammed later and that is what happened to vincent gray. >> there is no excuse for this. >> when the machine is up and running, we feed them through the scanner and have done that with every ballot in the precinct. >> reporter: waits of up to an hour or more persisted with same-day voter registration, which is new this year. >> they frustrated. myself, i would be frustrated. i don't have the time to come back again. >> reporter: each precinct had one machine fo
. crystal hayes told us not only did she see smoke coming from the front of the suv, she saw sparks, indicating that something was dragging. the lady who called police said that she found natasha's bike embedded notice grill of her suv and that's the way police did find it. but we're hearing from law enforcement sources, that call to police didn't come in until about four hours after the collision. >> paul, at this point i know you said no charges have been filed. do we know if they are considering charges or just investigating right now? >> reporter: the guidance we've gotten is that it will take time to piece this together. they have the measure. s, what measurements, the witness, the driver of the vehicle and sometimes they take quite some time to come together so it could be weeks or months before we hear anything at all. >> paul wagner, thank you. >>> there are new serious charges of a driver accused of killing a pedestrian in adams morgan. temeka adams is charged with involuntary manslaughter. she lost control of her car and hit two college students and then crashed into a res
outside of d.c. superior court to adams morgan and the scene of the crime. tell us the structure there what about the integrity of the build something. >> i have don pan here. this is the restaurant where she hit and all of this debris is what came from the front of the restaurant. it's been left here on the sidewalk. but there are two pizza places, one on either side of the restaurant and they structurally sound, apparently, because they're open today and this pizza place is open and so this one here. not too much damage. let me say that i did check with d.c. police about the of the women about an hour ago and d.c. police said they had not been given an upgraded report on the condition. one of the women, the one that was the most critically injured apparently is in grave , according to the police. laura? >> all right, we'll stay on top of that. thank you very much, paul wagner. >>> a metro bus driver is charged with sexually assaulting a customer. met reports the driver is 59- year-old thanuel kingston. a woman claims he sexually assaulted her on august 27th. he's a cub con-- su
. >> chief graham at this point, can you give us an idea, are we talking about adults or children? do we know yet who was on board the bus? >> i don't whop is was on the bus. we had -- who was on the bus. we had a variety of ages and several young children that appeared to be around the 8, 9- year-old age. and the exact ages of the patients, we don't have yet. >> and can you talk about the challenges getting them off the bus? >> the bus is in a precarious position and that is up and over a new jersey wall with an embankment and we had to search that area to make sure there were no victims in there. the bus is not sitting on, you know, a regular paved ground, so the extrication was made even that much more difficult. >> reporter: and people were trapped, i assume? >> yes, ma'em, we had several people trapped on the bus. >> it looks like from what we can see in the live pictures now from sky fox, the bus didn't roll over on its top. can you confirm? it looks like the door where people might normally get off, obviously, looks blocked by the hillside there.
they will continue through the t evening hours and here's true view. to the south of us, rua ewlot o moisture and coming up out of north carolina and the heaviest should avstay to the east of i- and that being said, we i-have likelihood of more showers, thunderstorms and a potential of heavy rain later this ti evening and during the overnight and a flash flood watch flis in effect for everybody west of the t bay and this will run overnight into early, early tomorrow morning rn and things will dry out for us tomorrow and then we have a chance for more rain coming. mi the complete forecast in just a bit. shawn? aw >> thank you. you can ydepend on fox 5. head to www.myfoxdc.com for up-to- the-minute changes hp-on the n forecast, with live hd radar and a closer look at the stormso rolling through your neighborhood. >>> today, d.c.'s most hofamous and momost powerful residents fielded a question on the en quality of education in the district. ri president obama sent his daughters to private schools but he still hoohad something say about public education in the district. and beth parker is live
at the thunder lake development of a of 234 and liberia avenue. again, the chief tells us that three homes, it looks like, perhaps burned to the ground. as many as seven-plus impacted by the blaze and we're going to keep sky fox in the air and have ground crews on the way. as soon as we get more details on that, we'll pass them along. >> all right, thank you. >>> >>> we're following a developing story out of the district tonight. d.c. police arrested a teenager for the murder of a catholic university student gunned down. >> neal was on the way home from work when he was killed and the motive has never been clear. fox 5s paul wagner joins us now from sherman circle where the mayor and police chief are expected to be tonight. paul. >> reporter: it's clear now, according to a document that was filed in the case and describing a truly vicious crime. according to police, 17-year- old eric foreman used a .380- handgun to attack neil gillespie as he was riding his bicycle that night and police say this 17-year-old opened fire on gillespie and hit him once and after he fell to the ground, the teen
leads on them? >> reporter: police are telling us that both shannon watkins and casey boone were involved in prostitution and that watkins, who is 34 years old, was known to frequent prince george's county as well as the alexandria virginia area. as for boone, she is 20 years old and was known to frequent the alexandria area. at this point police are not calling them suspects but persons of interest and say they may have information on this case and right now they want to find them and interview them. >> sherri ly reporting live for us. thank you. >>> take a good look at this picture. prince george's county police need your help finding this man. they say he robbed an m&t bank in college park last thursday. if you recognize him, give police a call. you do not have to leave your name. >>> a warning now to students at the university of maryland following yet another robbery just off campus. it happened early sunday morning in the parking lot of the college park shopping center on baltimore avenue. the victim says three young men came up behind him, attacked him and robbed him. ther
that that house was being used to stash large amounts of marijuana to be sold by gilmer and her co-defendant darryl bellard. now the state's attorney office is revealing how bellard was related to the children he is charged with murdering. neither darryl bellard nor tkeisha gilmer spoke during the hearing but both had plenty to say to police on the day the murders. a detective testified bellard was at the home when police arrived to find the bodies of 38-year-old dawn brooks, 41-year-old mwasiti sikyala and brook's two children, a 3 and 4-year-old. all four had been shot to death. corporate michael delaney questioned gilmer. he said gilmer told police she and bellard drove from texas to sell marijuana in maryland and stashed it in the house. when they returned, dawn brooks told them someone had come and taken the drugs from the home. the detective says gilmer told him bellard was enraged and searched for the drugs from the debris filled home. they got two guns, came back in, and according to gilmer, bellard shot all four. her lawyer argued the confession had been coerced, saying gi
. laura? >> and tell us the condition of the girlfriend, the ex- girlfriend? >> we understand she's in a safe place and she was not hit by the gun fire. she was, of course, very frightened and had to run from that garage and into the complex where she knocked on several doors looking for help and it was not until a good samaritan opened a door and got her inside that she was able to keep away in-from-this man and we believe -- away from this man. he hired this once and got into his vehicle and left the scene. >> very lucky, thank you very much. >>> and we are following breaking news out of columbia, maryland. a woman is dead, a man hospitalized after an apartment fire on majors lane. howard county officials say they don't believe that the blaze is what killed the victim. firefighters were called to the scene after someone smelled smoke in a third-floor apartment. they found the man and woman inside. the police say they're treating this apartment as a crime scene. no word how the woman died yet or how the fire started. >>> and employees return to work at the discovery channel build
extensively about the mayor's race and the state of the district in his weekly column. join us for that at 10. >>> we turn to a small church in florida. the church's pastor's plan to burn koran's on 9/11 will go forward despite the condemnation of national leaders. here's more on why the concern goes to the pentagon. >> reporter: despite public pressure from the white house, the state department and even the vatican, the pastor jones still plans to hold a koran- burning event at his small church in florida. college of right now, we are not convinced that backing down is the right thing. on september 11th, we shall continue with our planned event. >> secretary of state hillary clinton telling the couple on foreign relations she hopes the pastor changes his mind. >> it's regrettable that a pastor in gainsville, florida, with a church of no more than 50 people, can make this outrageous and distressful, disgraceful plan and get, you know, the world's attentionby that is the world we live in right now. >> reporter: general petraeus said repeatedly the event would put u.s. troops in afghanistan and
't show up, they know right away beings -- away and they can issue a warrant. >>> gunfire near the u.s. capitol. police shot a man after they say he pulled a gun and pointed it at them. investigators don't know why he had a gun and why it was pointed a the them. >> reporter: let me set the scene for you. on the other side of the camera is the capitol building, the rayburn building. right across washington avenue. if you look closely that is third and c. that is where police say a man holding a gun actually pointed the gun at officers and the officers had no other choice but to put the man down. it all happened around 5:00 this morning. for the most part, capitol hill was quiet. the unidentified man was spotted by police near this truck checkpoint along first and independence. the officers could see the man had a gun. as those officers took defensive positions and radioed for help, police say the man fled to the south where other officers found him. >> a few moments later, around the same time, at 5 a.m., officers in the area of 2nd and c street in the southwest observed a man who brand
? >> you have been watching a briefing by the montgomery county police department, getting us up to date on the discovery communications building on silver spring. thank you for watching fox 5 news at 5 and our continuing coverage of this breaking news. i'm laura evans. >> i'm shawn yancy. let's go over the information. the good news is the three people being held hostage near the entrance of the building are out and all safe and we learned that police shot the suspected gunman and now have him in custody. >> they -- the police are saying that this happened at 450time and that the suspect was shot by police. a device appeared to go off. a pop was audible, according to the chief and there was some smoke. this is a joint operation between the fire department and rescue department. >> right now, police say this is an ongoing, very fluid situation andy that heard that pop. they seeing what are more suspected devices inside the building. originally, it was reported the suspected gunman, when he entered the building, had what appeared to be metallic canisters to the front and back. they heard
again and bring us additional rain and i'm talking about an additional one to three inches of rain later tonight and imbedded in that stretch of moisture. we could have some thunderstorms, which could rotate. first and foremost, we had a lot of flooding and the flash flood warning has just been expanded. it now goes until 10:45 and this is for most of our area, but it does not include the district of columbia, prince georges county or charles. that is because you haven't had as much rain as everyone else, but we'll let you know if you get added to that. in addition to the flash flood warning, which, by the way, means flooding is occurring in many of the areas, we have a tornado watch. earlier today, there were some spinning thunderstorms. we have no reports of touchdowns but the tornado watch goes until 7:00. that is not for the whole area, though, but it includes prince georges county, ann arundel, calvert, charles and saint maries and points to the south and east from there. the reason that you're included in that is because there is a front right along there and we believe that the be
that was found inside the lobby, the chief just told us that device was the one that was attached to mr. lee and that if it went off, it could have been lethal to mr. lee and the hostages. yesterday, you may recall the thought that partiallydest detonated after he was shot and said that did not happen. the police are saying that there were a total of eight explosive devices found. four inside the discovery channel building and four inside the home on kimberly drive. police are also now saying that they still looking for a vehicle that mr. lee was driving and they did not describe this vehicle, we don't have plates or any idea what it looks like and they believe that he used the vehicle, perhaps, to get down here and that is unclear where they're looking for it and that is still out there, the vehicle, and they want to know where it is. in addition to that, we learned the fire department and police department trained together in the last 60 days for exactly the type of event that happened here yesterday. back to you. >> and thank goodness they went through the training. thank you. >>> thousan
used to have the best infrastructure in the world. we can have it again. >> reporter: the plan will call for rebuilding 150,000-miles of road, construct or maintain 4,000 miles of rails across the country and rehabilitate or reconstruct 150 miles of runway. >> we want to set up an infrastructure bank to leverage dollars and focus on the smartest investments and continue our strategy to build a national high speed network that will reduce congestion and travel times and reduce harmful emissions. >> it would require approval from congress which is highly uncertain with them worrying about deficits that are already sky high. administration officials admit the program would not create jobs until sometime next year. john mccain talked about his former adversaries handling of the economy. >> the economic policies have failed and we can argue about jobs, created jobs saved but the fact is when they passed the stimulus package they said unemployment would be 8%. it is 9 phone 8% now. enough said. a senior white house official said they would consider to close a number of tax breaks for
. there -- is there any indication he could work for the president? >> he gave us no clue as to what his plans are and he's an attorney and he can go anywhere. when mayor's leave office, they find jobs easily. some companies view them as rainmakers. i don't think he's going have trouble finding a job. >> all right, we'll be watching. thank you very much. >>> many of you were up late with us last night. those unofficial results of the mayor's race came out in the wee hours in the morning. the polls closed by 8:00 p.m. by 1:00 a.m., less than a quarter of the votes were counted and announceed. the board of elections displayed a delay as a effort to put accuracy ahead of speed and using brand new equipment. >> the issues we had yesterday morning were tillical of a new rollout of equipment. if you look at any new jurisdiction what, happened yesterday is what happens across the country and nothing different and we will tweak a few things. >> the results won't be official for another two weeks when all of the absentee ballots are counted. >>> and a quick look at the other major races in the area. kwame brown
and that is difficult to get to tonight. >> i see the roads behind us closed off. how long are they expecting that? is that u street to be close offed? >> u street's been closed for hours now and that is up past 13th straight -- street, i believe, to 14th street and they doing a lot of work here. we understand the major crash squad is on the scene doing some measurements and they taking photographs and it might be some time before u street is open. >> thank you. >>> and what is sealing today's conflict. we have more on the common link between the two groups, 21-year- old ashley mccray and roby chavez is live with more on this story. >> reporter: we're told several hundred people were inside the church and another hundred on the streets and there were police and community activists. they knew, the young woman knew two rival gangs but they didn't get along and today witnesses said that gun fire rang out. the funeral for ashley mccray went from sadness to chaos in moments. those knowing her feared the two rival groups attending would clash. >> she was loved by many and it's hard for everyone. >> repo
used to map the accident, you can see the path of the car and jumping the traffic island where the two international students were standing. then crossing the street where it slammed into the restaurant. the city alcohol inspectors are assisting police in the investigation. >> we have cracked down on the players and revoked alcohol licenses and we'll continue to do that. >> reporter: jim graham was told that patron his to pay a cover charge to get into the free-drink happy hour. adams has no prior arrests and is now under court supervision with an 8:00 surfew -- curfew. the two international students are graduate students at john's hopkins university and the university satellite here on massachusetts avenue. their parents are here and have arrived from overseas. one is in critical condition and the other is in grave condition. >> does the police chief have the power to shut down that bar? we were asked that question several times and the answer is no. this doesn't reach that criteria. as you know, she has been able to shut down other establishments and i think there is a 24-hour or pe
campus. laura. >> paul, give us the condition of the doctor and do you know what news he delivered that led to the shooting or what he told the gunman before the shot was fired? >> reporter: there are some stories going around, laura, about what that news is but it's unconfirmed so i won't share it at this point. as far as the doctor's condition, as of 3 p.m. we were told by hopkins officials that he was still in the operating room but was expected to survive. >> paul wagner, thanks very much. we'll continue to cover this and you can depend on fox 5 for more coverage. go to myfoxdc.com for more on the gunman. it's there on the home page. >>> following breaking news in the district. a man in a cherry picker was shocked by a power line in the northeast. the bucket hit the wires, he's been taken to the hospital. we have a crew headed to the scene. we'll bring you more information as we get it. >>> a deadly ambulance crash in prince george's county, three people are dead. the victims in an suv that crossed into the path of an ambulance rushing to an emergency call. this happened overni
with them to get an official report on that and we know he got away from the scene. >> keep us updated, thank you. >>> a police-involved shooting fueling a fire storm of debate in adams morgan tonight. whether the deadly force was justified depends on who you talk to. on one side, a woman who claims her dog was attacked. on the other, a man with a pit bull mix and said the officer was the one out of control. this dog is dead tonight and paul wagner is live with the top story. paul. >> reporter: this is where it happened in this stairwell here, happened after the lunch hour and there are passionate opinions on both sides of this issue and you can imagine, people believe the officer was justified and there are others who believe that the officer was wrong. and today we talked to the people involved in the incident. the lady and the man with the pit bull mix. here are their stories. sushi is recuperating at home today. he's laid up with a couple of broken bones in his right paw and a frightful memory of a run- in with paris. >> he got a big wound and stitches and have two broken bones tha
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